03/08/11 at 03:08:02 pm
He’s back, he’s got a new T Bone Burnett produced record and a uniquely intimate tour that will take you on a journey deep into the Heartlands themselves and (hopefully) back again. Folks, it don’t get no better than this! DKD Events couldn’t be any more excited to bring you John Mellencamp, for one night only at Salle Wilfrid-Pelletier – Place des Arts in Montreal, October 27 at 7 pm for his highly anticipated No Better Than This Tour.
The tour, designed as a uniquely formatted “evening with,” brings Mellencamp’s music to theater-sized venues, a rare opportunity to experience one of America’s most iconic songwriters and performers in an intimate setting, highlighting all phases of his artistry.
The tour will feature classic Mellencamp material associated with the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee over the course of his 35 year long career as well as the new music from No Better Than This. The album, released by Rounder Records, held the top spot on the Americana Music Chart for five straight weeks and was produced by T Bone Burnett. It was recorded in three historic locations in the American South: Savannah’s First African Baptist Church, Sun Studio in Memphis and Room 414 of San Antonio’s Gunter Hotel where Robert Johnson recorded in 1936.
As a reflection of the diversity of styles and material that have been a hallmark of Mellencamp’s eclectic career, the concerts are formatted into three segments. These showcase John Mellencamp in an acoustic context, fronting a small combo recalling blues/country and rockabilly roots and with his full rock band. Musicians backing Mellencamp include Michael Wanchic (guitar), Andy York (guitar), Miriam Sturm (violin), John Gunnell (electric and upright bass), Dane Clark (drums) and Troye Kinnett (accordion/keyboards).
The tour’s “opening act” is a documentary film by Kurt Markus entitled It’s About You. Shot on Super8 film over the course of last year’s Bob Dylan-John Mellencamp-Willie Nelson tour of minor league baseball stadiums, it chronicles the creation of No Better Than This while serving as a cinematic ‘think piece’ on the state of the country at the end of the first decade of the 21st Century.
For more information, please visit: www.mellencamp.com
Watch the official video for the title track, No Better Than This, now!
11/05/11 at 10:05:49 am
Roger Daltrey performs The Who’s TOMMY
Salle Wilfrid Pelletier – Place Des Arts, Montreal QC
September 27, 2011
Pssst, Montreal…Guess WHO’s coming this September? Donald K Donald Events, in collaboration with AEG Live, have the pleasure of bringing THE seminal rock opera for all the ages to life right here in your city. That’s right! Roger Daltrey, the iconic lead singer of The Who, will perform The Who’s legendary rock opera TOMMY in its entirety from start to finish at Place Des Arts on September 27th. The Who never actually played the complete Tommy live in concert but Daltrey premiered the spectacular show in London at The Royal Albert Hall in aid of Teenage Cancer Trust on March 25 and is now taking it on the road. Oh and by the way, he’ll also be performing all of The Who’s classics and greatest hits!
Tickets go on sale Thursday May 19th at NOON. Click HERE for tickets!
For more information, please visit: http://www.thewho.com
Check out the video for Pinball Wizard, one of the most famous scenes from TOMMY featuring Elton John after the break!
Continue reading Calling all Pinball Wizards!…
29/04/11 at 04:04:01 pm
XTREME MUZIK – THE TOUR
Big & Rich and Gretchen Wilson
September 8, 2011
Just in case you though the 43rd edition was something, the Festival Western de St-Tite, in collaboration with Donald K Donald, are proud to announce that international country superstars Big & Rich and Gretchen Wilson will be headlining the 44th annual festival this summer!
We couldn’t be more excited to be hosting Big Kenny, Rich and Gretchen on their first ever visit to la belle province! They will be rocking the festival’s Grand Stand on Thursday September 8th for their one and only Quebec date on their XTREME MUZIK – THE TOUR. This is one summer party you don’t want to miss…it’s gonna be a hoedown!
Tickets go on sale Saturday April 30th at 9AM. Click HERE to buy your tickets now!
For more information, please visit: http://www.festivalwestern.com
Check out this special video greeting from Big & Rich’s Big Kenny!
Check out the music video for Gretchen Wilson’s single Redneck Woman after the break!
30/03/11 at 09:03:37 am
Ke$ha Get $leazy Tour
The International Balloon Festival of Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu, QC
August 13, 2011
With summer right around the corner, we here at DKD Events can’t keep our lips sealed any longer! So, without further ado, we are proud to announce that global pop superstar Ke$ha will kick off the the Loto-Quebec Stage of the 28th edition of the International Balloon Festival of Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu during the opening Concert on Saturday, August 13th, at 9 p.m. Faithful to its tradition of welcoming the best national and international artists, the International Balloon Festival will offer its visitors the only opportunity to see this sparkling pop-star in Quebec this summer! So start making those plans and join us for what will promise to be an incredible festival kickoff.
For festival and ticketing information: http://www.montgolfieres.com
Check out Ke$ha’s We R Who We R video after the break!
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31/01/11 at 11:01:48 am
U2 360˚ Tour
The Magnetic Hill Music Festival, Moncton NB
July 30, 2011
You’ve been patiently waiting for the news but it’s finally here. Yes, the U2 360 TOUR is coming to Moncton! In fact, this will be U2’s first time in Atlantic Canada EVER! And that’s not all…they’re bringing along some friends…the ARCADE FIRE.
Tickets go on sale Tuesday February 8 at 10AM.
Purchase all tickets online at www.ticketmaster.ca with some general admission available at NEEDS Convenience Stores and the MONCTON COLISEUM BOX OFFICE or charge by phone at 1-888-720-5600.
23/11/10 at 11:11:03 am
He’s back, he’s got a new T Bone Burnett produced record and a uniquely intimate tour that will take you on a journey deep into the Heartlands themselves and (hopefully) back again. Folks, it don’t get no better than this! DKD Events couldn’t be any more excited to bring you John Mellencamp, for one night only at Centennial Concert Hall in Winnipeg, April 25 at 7 pm for his highly anticipated No Better Than This Tour.
Ticket go on sale to the general public on Friday November 26 at 10AM.
For an exclusive pre-sale CLICK HERE!
CLICK HERE TO BUY TICKETS and check out the official video for the album’s title track, No Better Than This, after the break!
12/10/10 at 04:10:41 pm
DKD Events is so proud to be back in the saddle with one of our absolute favorites, none other than the legendary Kenny Rogers.
This December, Kenny Rogers will bring his signature sound and 50+ years of stellar showmanship back to Canada for 4 exclusive dates on his 29th Annual Kenny Rogers Christmas & Hits Tour.
Kenny Rogers Christmas & Hits Tour 2010
London, ON Thursday, December 2 RBC Theatre at the John Labatt Centre
Toronto, ON Friday, December 3 Massey Hall
Quebec City, QC Saturday, December 4 Grand Théâtre de Québec
Ottawa, ON Monday, December 6 National Arts Centre
Ticket go on sale Friday October 15 at 10AM for Quebec City and Ottawa, Saturday October 16 at 10AM for London and Saturday October 16 at Noon for Toronto.
CLICK HERE TO BUY TICKETS and be sure to watch the sneak peak after the break!
22/09/10 at 03:09:00 pm
As the summer officially comes to an end, DKD Events can look back fondly on another exciting and successful summer!
Who else can say that they started off their summer meeting The Queen and ended it hanging out with DJ Lance Rock and the Gabba Gang? Not a bad summer at all…check out all the pics after the break for proof!
03/06/10 at 05:06:42 pm